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Crossword Puzzle Ornament

Celebrate those who love playing word games with our crossword puzzle ornament. What's a five letter word for amusement?
  • Handcrafted by EUROPEAN artisans.
  • An original design by Ornaments to Remember.
  • December 21, 2013 marks the 100th birthday of crossword puzzles.
  • Crossword Puzzle ornament height: 4-1/2 inches.
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SKU: 32R2PUZ000
Price: $20.00 


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The Back Story

Originally intended as specialty game for the 1913 Christmas edition of the New York World, this well loved puzzle was initially known as “Word-Cross.” After its debut, so many readers wrote in to praise the puzzle the newspaper decided to make it a permanent feature on the puzzle page. How did it come to be known as Crossword, rather than Word-Cross?  One month after the initial puzzle appeared, typesetters at the newspaper mistakenly transposed the words in the title to read “Cross-Word.” The new name stuck, and so did the puzzle!

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